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SERVPRO Gets By With A Little Help from Our Equipment Friends

1/28/2019 (Permalink)

Flood damage doesn't stand a chance when SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock is involved.

Why SERVPRO Relies on Advanced Technology to Deal with Flood Damage in Little Rock


Storms can happen any time in Little Rock, but it is hard to anticipate the kind of damages they cause. The storm can leave you grappling with the removal of sludge, debris, and contaminants from rising water. Strong winds during the storm or driving rain can deposit water in areas otherwise unreachable by rising water. When you seek help from a professional restoration service like SERVPRO, you have the best chance to recover from such incidents. We use advanced technologies to complete the job fast, cost effectively, and with long-term results.

Many times floods damage in Little Rock involves flooded crawl spaces especially if caused by a tropical storm or hurricane. Removing such water fast is necessary to prevent damage to support beams. Such confined spaces are also hotbeds for mold development, which is easily accelerated by excess moisture from the floodwaters. Our SERVPRO technicians use water extraction equipment to remove the accumulated water from the area fast. To forestall future incidents, we can do crawlspace encapsulation, which protects the area from accumulated through absorption.

Stormwater easily soaks into walls leading to both moisture and contaminants accumulation. Removing the affected materials is the safest option since no cleaning option guarantees removal of all contaminants. Demolition increases the costs involved which is why SERVPRO technicians perform flood cuts instead. This controlled demolition removes the affected porous materials and creates space to clean the areas with antimicrobial agents. Most importantly, it helps save the cost that you would have wasted through demolition.

Most properties affected by floods also experience odor problems during the actual incident or later on. Bad odor can occur due to the contaminants present in floodwaters such as sewage or industrial chemicals. It can also occur due to microbial growth after failure to dry the affected areas properly. Our SERVPRO technicians take different measures to deal with odor. We use advanced equipment such as air scrubbers and foggers to remove odor particles and disperse deodorizing agents respectively. We prefer deodorizers that pair with odor particles neutralizing them instead of masking. We also use industrial grade dehumidifiers and high-speed air movers to remove all excess moisture.

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With help from SERVPRO of Northwest Little Rock, controlling the damage left after flooding is easy. You can reach us at (501) 803-9700 any time.

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